Day: July 21, 2022

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Great Britain will host the Grand Prix of Figure Skating for the first time

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Britain will host a figure skating Grand Prix for the first time after the International Skating Union awarded it an event that China waived due to concerns over the coronavirus. The ISU said on Thursday that the English city of Sheffield will stage the event from November 11-13. This will be […]

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CA

West Lincoln councilor broke code of conduct during ‘freedom convoy’: Integrity Commissioner

West Lincoln councilor Harold Jonker will be suspended from the Niagara Region council without pay for 30 days and must account for and reimburse all food and gifts received while participating in the anti-warrant protest around the hill of the Parliament. Jonker’s participation in the so-called “Freedom Convoy”, which began on January 28 and was […]

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Alberta ambulance dispatchers are ‘beyond exhaustion’, says operator

Burnout and stress in Alberta’s overburdened healthcare system are driving absenteeism and turnover among 911 operators, according to a worker who takes calls for the province’s ambulances. The 911 call taker, an emergency communications officer (ECO) working at one of Alberta’s three EMS call centers, says they are at their wit’s end, unable to keep […]

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Jennifer Lopez Brings Back This Popular 2010s Trend

Jennifer Lopez Birkin Patterned Flare Pants Getting Out of the Car 2022 Getty Images Forget the first things, Jennifer Lopez and her favorite new fashion statement resurrect a 2010s trend once worn by women everywhere: the patterned flare leggings. And the multi-hyphen is bringing full-fledged trouser fashion back with multiple pairs in its rotation. Earlier […]

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CA

Conservative Party to hold third leadership debate as voting continues

The Conservative Party of Canada has announced that it will hold a third leadership debate of the candidates to succeed Erin O’Toole as official leader of the party. The party’s leadership election organizing committee said it made the decision after polling 24,000 members and found that 65% supported the decision. The announcement will be welcomed […]

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Global

The European Central Bank raises its key rate for the first time since 2011

The European Central Bank raised interest rates on Thursday for the first time in 11 years, joining steps already taken by the US Federal Reserve and other major central banks, but raising new questions about whether the rush to making credit more expensive will plunge major economies into recession at the cost of fighting inflation. […]

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Entertainment

Comic-Con attendees go all out for the 2022 pop culture extravaganza

The pop culture extravaganza that is Comic-Con International is back to its old extravaganza. Stars, cosplayers and hordes of fans fill the San Diego Convention Center in force for the first time since 2019. Here’s a look at this year’s version of the four-day festival. comic crowds Jay Acey, left, dressed as A-Train from The […]

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CA

Nigerian Students Question UPEI’s Requirement for English Proficiency Test

A University of British Columbia researcher from Nigeria says students from Nigeria and other African countries should not be asked to take English proficiency tests to get into universities such as the UPEI. Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi said on Twitter that the system is unfair, since English is the official language of Nigeria and all education is […]

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Global

Tesla has sold 75% of its bitcoin holdings, electric car maker reveals

Earnings at electric car maker Tesla fell less than expected last quarter, boosted by price hikes and the sale of three-quarters of the company’s bitcoin reserves. The company released its quarterly financial results on Wednesday evening, showing that revenue fell, even as the company posted a higher profit than analysts had expected. In a call […]

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Protests against fuel prices planned for Friday

Fuel price protesters will disrupt major roads in South West England on Friday. Avon and Somerset Police have warned motorists that ‘slow road blocks’ are planned on parts of the M4, M5, M32 and A38. An image posted to the Fuel Price Stand Against Tax Facebook group suggests protests will be held “across the country”, […]

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